Weekly Update: 27th May 2022

Published May 27, 2022

Dear parent/carer,

This half term has absolutely flown by!  It’s been a short one but packed full of lots of activities and opportunities for the children – a sure sign that things are well and truly returning to ‘normal’.

This week has seen Year 11 exams continue; it has been excellent to see them tackle these public exams with such maturity and after the majority of exams there seems to be a quiet confidence from the pupils.  

Year 8 have been finding out about the Creative Arts and Technology subjects for the beginning of Year 9 (from September to December), the Chaplaincy Team helped out at Salisbury Foodbank, selected Year 7&8 pupils also took part in the Super 8s athletics competition at South Wilts Grammar school and Year 9 Higher Ability pupils were involved in an inter-school quiz with Bishop Challoner on Thursday to mark the Platinum Jubilee and of course we’ve marked the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in school today!

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Today has been a lovely end to the term; lots of pupils and staff embraced the red, white and blue theme.  We had an assembly themed around the Queen’s legacy, a Jubilee Quiz in the afternoon, an option of traditional British Food in the canteen (which was decked out with flags and bunting), the Great British Bake off and Cake Sale, Face painting and the celebrations all culminated in the staff vs Year 11 football match (yet to be played at the time of writing but I’m quietly confident of a staff victory following our intense training session earlier in the week where we rolled back the years!) 

End of Year Exams

As you will be aware from previous weekly updates, end-of-year exams are just around the corner for Year 7 – 9 pupils (a two-week window commencing Monday 20th June – teachers will inform the classes which lessons they will use for the exams).  The pupils will be able to find the revision guides, revision technique presentation and a revision planner on SMHW and also on our Exams page.

Year 10 will also be able to find a revision techniques PowerPoint and revision guide on the exam section of the website and on SMHW.  As mentioned previously, Year 10 will be taking end of year assessments in classrooms before the work experience week and then will be sitting formal mock exams in September in the school hall – their Subject specific revision pages will be tailored for the September mocks and will be available following the work experience week.

Returning After Half Term

  • When we return from half term, we will be on Week 2 of the timetable.
  • The day we return is Monday 6th June.
  • Parents are reminded not to enter the school car park to drop off and pick up pupils – the volume of vehicles is causing mayhem and is an increased risk for pupils. 
  • If you would like to order any SJCS branded kit, please visit this link.

Enrichment Days Towards the End of Term

On the first week back after half term we will be releasing our enrichment activities programme for the final week of term – there are some lovely experiences lined up for the pupils and we can’t wait to share them with you!

Achievement Points Race

  • 1st Place: Margaret with 48,330 points
  • 2nd Place: Teresa with 44,288 points
  • 3rd Place: Vincent with 43,507 points
  • 4th Place: Francis with 38,496 points

Thank you for all of your support. 

Have a lovely half term! 

Mr Rooney

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